Wednesday, June 25, 2008
In the whatever happened to them category, Ruben Studdard, the season 2 winner of American Idol is getting married on Saturday. I couldn't be happier unless Clay Aiken was one of the bridesmaids. Speaking of attendants, what is too many? Ruben has said that he is going to have 20 groomsmen. 20? That is a hell of a lot of gifts to buy for the wedding party, but I guess they make up for it on the back end in wedding gifts.
When you starting having more than 4 or 5, I think it starts to become almost a show of its own. When you have 20, the line will head all the way to the back of the church. Plus, if you have 20 groomsmen don't you need 20 bridesmaids as well? Although I'm sure Clay would be willing to do some quick changes and be more than one bridesmaid, lets face it, that is a whole bunch of people. On a positive note, there probably won't be any ugly fabrics left in the entire state of Alabama once 20 bridesmaids dresses are made.
When you have 40 people in your wedding party plus their significant others your rehearsal dinner must be pushing close to a 100 people. Hello Pizza Hut.
The most I have personally seen is about 10 for each. I remember it took forever for them to all walk down the aisle and there wasn't enough room for all of them in the front so half had to sit in the front row of the church. Apparently there had been some knock out drag down fight the evening before when they rehearsed because no one could decide who would get to stand and who would get to sit and made the bride and groom choose. Half the people got their feelings hurt and this was just ten for each side. 20 must be outrageous. Congratulations Ruben.